Adobe has announced the release of Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac. Apple users can purchase it via the Mac App Store, which is a first for any Adobe software. Elements 9 is designed to provide a simple tutored workflow for users that either don’t want or need the advanced capabilities of Photoshop. It incorporates many automatic workflows and one-touch shortcuts for common tasks.
Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac is available now as a download for $79.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor Debuts in Mac App Store
Special Edition of Photoshop Elements Makes High-Impact Photo Editing Quick and Easy
SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 20, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9* Editor in the Mac App Store, providing Mac users with powerful yet easy-to-use photo-editing tools for creating extraordinary photos. Based on the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop software, Photoshop Elements 9 Editor helps users take their photos from ordinary to phenomenal in seconds.
“The powerful capabilities in Photoshop Elements 9 Editor complement iPhoto perfectly, for users who want to take their photos to the next level with advanced compositing and stunning effects,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe. “Photoshop helped pioneer creativity on the Mac, so it’s appropriate that this special edition of Photoshop Elements is Adobe’s entry into the Mac App Store.”
Photoshop Elements 9 Editor includes popular editing features available in the full version of the No. 1 selling consumer photo-editing software.† Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Guided Edits offer easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for creating artistic effects such as Out of Bounds for making photos leap off the page, Pop Art for creating retro-style images, or Perfect Portraits for easy retouching. Users can instantly remove clutter from photos or repair imperfections with one stroke of the Spot Healing Brush, which uses powerful content-aware technology adapted from Photoshop CS5.
For the perfect group shot, Photoshop Elements 9 Editor combines the best facial expressions from a number of different shots into a single perfect photo. And, the new Adobe Photomerge Style Match analyzes stylistic characteristics of any photo, such as contrast or color tone, and automatically applies them to another photo. One-step shortcuts provide quick fixes such as whitening teeth or creating vibrant blue skies, and automated layout options quickly showcase selected photos. Users can also create and print customized calendars, cards and photo books right at home.
Pricing and Availability Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor can be downloaded immediately for US$79 from the Mac App Store.
Adobe Photoshop Family Building upon the history of Photoshop innovation and leadership, Adobe offers a line of Photoshop solutions for every level of user. Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software are at the heart of the Photoshop family, providing unrivaled power and editing freedom. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software addresses the workflow needs of serious, amateur and professional photographers, helping them manage, enhance and showcase images in powerful ways. Photoshop Elements provides photo enthusiasts accessible tools for editing, organizing, creating and sharing. Snap-shooters can quickly and easily share and edit photos with simple gestures using the free Photoshop Express mobile app on their iPhone or Android™ devices. Photoshop Touch apps comprise three Photoshop CS5 companion apps for Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav.‡ The apps enable users to create custom color swatches, paint and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices. Photoshop.com completes the Photoshop line, providing easy access to learning resources, product information and online Photoshop Express tools.
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